Flowering Marijuana Plants for Buds

Flowering Marijuana Plants for Buds indoors or Outdoors, cannabis plants flower in the fall when days become shorter and when the marijuana plant signals itself that annual life is at its end. Indoors, you determine when marijuana flowering takes place simply by changing the growing nutrients, grow light bulbs, and the hours of light the marijuana plants receive each day. During flowering, leafy growth slows and marijuana flowers begin to form. Flowers without seeds are known as marijuana buds and better known as sinsemilla. If a male cannabis plant is in the grow room and its pollen is exposed, it will find its way to your female plants and pollinate it creating cannabis buds filled with seeds. Knowing when to flower your cannabis or marijuana plants is very important, otherwise you will end up with low quality buds.

Flowering Marijuana for Buds

2 weeks into flowering
white pistols showing signs of female

After you have pre-flowered your plants to determine their sex, its time to decide if you want to flower females for buds or if you want to flower males for pollen and cross-breeding. Female plants are known for their heavy, potent flowers filled with resin. The best strains for indoor growing are the ones that stay short and bushy with branches close together, creating denser buds and requiring less space to be grown in. Cannabis plants will start to flower when they receive 12 hours of light per day. In order to force flowering you also need to change the nutrients and the lights from Mini Sunburst Metal Halide 175w w/ Lamp
to Hydrofarm 1000 Watt HPS Radiant Economy Grow Light System. Most strains will show signs of flowers within 2 weeks of being introduced into flowering. The flowers will appear near the top of the plant, small white pistols will appear. The flowering time varies from strain to strain, averaging 9 weeks. Once your plants are done flowering you will need to harvest them. My videoshows you step by step on how to do this.

Flowering Marijuana for Seeds

Male Pollen/Seeds 3 weeks into flowering.

Male Cannabis Plants flower approx. 1-2 weeks before females. When male plants flower they release pollen, which will find its way to a female, creating buds filled with seeds. If you do not want seeds you need to remove the plant as soon as it shows signs of being a male. If you are choosing to cross-breed, you will want to have female plants in the room you are using for flowering marijuana.


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  1. I started from seed. I have made clones of my females already. I added 4- 1000 watt high pressure sodium bulbs to my room now. I just changed my light cycle today to 12/12. My plants are just over 4 foot tall now. My last post I thought they were budding, they were not. Just showing there ta ta’s. I expect some buds to start within 9 days now. I sure have learned a lot since I started my first indoor grow. I used to put them outside and let nature do the work. Never again. I haven’t really enjoyed doing something as much as I enjoy my grow room. Things are looking great and I am looking forward to a good harvest. Thanks for the replys and sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner I must not had noticed the email.

  2. You can still take your clipping, if you put it in a 18/6 or better yet a 24 hour light cycle it will revert back to veg state…

  3. I got a question. My grow room is really nice, I ordered everything from HTG supply. I have 4 400 watt grow lights. Nice charcoal filter system, A super strong fan for air serculation mounted into the wall and duct threw out the room and all air goes threw a filter b4 it enters the room, It is so air tight it is hard to open the door because of the vacuum. I have several oscilating fans threw out the room also. They are on a 3 part nutrient I also ordered from htg supply. The light are set to 18-6. My plants look great and are all do great. 1 Really big problem here though. My plants are budding and I don’t want them to. They don’t have big buds or nothing just white pistols are popping out like crazy. I need several cuttings off the plants so I can make my clones. I got just over $3500 in my system. I got the ebon flow hydroponics system plus the cost of everything else to build my grow room, light plastic, nutrients seeds all that good stuff comes out just over $3500. O my strains are Chease, Super Skunk, White widow and some mystery seeds I got who knows what they are. Any way my plants are budding and I don’t know what to do, I am not ready for bud I need my Mother plants. Any help would be great thanks.

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